The Starting Step Is an Important Step

June 26, 2015 2 min read

Starting steps will instantly transform your staircase by changing the visual proportions. Enhancing your staircase and making it extraordinary is as simple as adding a starter step. Your staircase should make a grand statement that will leave viewers in awe of its elegance and character. Investing in a beautiful starting step is a great way to do just that.

Before choosing your starting step, it is important to know which newel post you intend to mount on it. The standard-sized starting step is usually used with an over-the-post balustrade system and most often utilizes a volute, meaning the post will sit on top of the step instead of being incorporated into the structure. Larger starting steps look best when a prominent box newel is built in conjunction with the piece, enhancing the look of the banister and making the first step truly stand out. offers both double-ended and single-ended starting steps in American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, and other species by request.
Other companies offer starting steps, but we specialize in the very finest in quality. We include the curved molding for no extra charge and our craftsmen will work with any material by request.

If you aren’t replacing your entire staircase and would like to just replace the starter step, we can create a curved starter step at your request with the original materials used to build your stairs. Whether you are interested in replacing your entire staircase, or you would just like to enhance the features of your existing structure, offers quality, hand-crafted, American-made starter steps that will transform your stairs into a grand staircase.




Article by Amber Burkhart

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